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Attacks on the Press
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Pompeo Punishes NPR Reporter After Heated Exchange with Colleague

NPR's Michele Kelemen will no longer be allowed to travel with the Secretary of State on his upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia. The decision appears to be a act of retaliation against the news organization following a tense exchange between Pompeo and Keleman's colleague this past Saturday.

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Two Free Press Groups Try To Block Attempt to Reveal Confidential Source

Two free expression groups, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and the Media Legal Defence Initiative, filed […]

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A County Commissioner’s Wife Attacked A Reporter, Poured Soda Over Her Head

According to multiple witnesses, Abbey Winters poured her drink on AllOnGeorgia reporter Casie Bryant’s head and then told her that she “deserved” it. Winters told the police that the episode was an accident.

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ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Hostile Treatment of Journalists At Border

The civil liberties groups brought the case on behalf of five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico last year to document migrants' efforts to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition to lengthy interrogation, some of the journalists say border officers compelled them to disclose photographs and notes they had taken as part of their reporting. 

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Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Timothy Zick on The First Amendment in the Trump Era

In The First Amendment in the Trump Era, Timothy Zick catalogs and analyzes the various First Amendment conflicts that have occurred during the Trump presidency. It places these conflicts in historical context–as part of our current digitized and polarized era but also as part of a broader narrative concerning attacks on free speech and press. We must understand what is familiar in terms of the First Amendment concerns of the present era, but also what is distinctive about these concerns.

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Frustrated by Their Coverage, Trump says He will Unsubscribe from The New York Times and The Washington Post

Trump first floated the idea that he would terminate the White House’s subscription during an interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on Monday night. “We don’t even want it in the White House anymore,” Trump said referring to The New York Times. “We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post.”

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Trump Threatens to Sue CNN Over Its Coverage of Him, Claiming “False Advertising”

“Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation,” wrote Trump attorney Charles Harder in a four-page letter to CNN.

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President Trump’s Anti-Press Pulpit

President Trump used strong language to denounce the press at a Phoenix rally this week. The Vice President, once a free speech advocate, stood by him. Many journalists now fear that words may lead to violence against the press.

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